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“Expanding the 2-1-1 hotline to cover worker protections and medical bias will give us additional data to provide a rapid and targeted response to communities hurting the most from this pandemic," Herod said in a statement. "We know bias within medical settings leads t...

State Rep. Leslie Herod, a Democrat from Denver, pointed out that African Americans make up 35 percent of RTD bus drivers and 22 percent of rail operators. Public transportation has been deemed an essential service.  

“They are out there every single day ensuring t...

“The Biden team does not just have people of color and LGBT people up front, as a kind of figurehead,” Herod told The Daily Beast. “There are so many folks who are behind the scenes, working on the policy, who will be directly impacted by the policies, which is why I t...

"Young black men are being followed in stores, especially when wearing a bandanna or face covering," said Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver. "We have to understand the unique situation faced by people of color" in the COVID-19 pandemic."

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“To address the impact that generational oppression has had on the health of black, brown and immigrant communities,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, “we need to expand the data collected on race and ethnicity, allow patients to report health disparities to a central...

“I was watching the press conference and when he said that, I knew it was the wrong decision and it was a decision that was made on the fly without enough consideration,” Herod said.

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“They're more likely to be in low wage jobs They're more likely to be in positions where they don't have the option of staying home,” she said. “And we have health disparities that combined, make a very bad situation worse. For instance, I have asthma. African American...

“When we don’t adequately fund mental health and substance misuse, we pay for it in the criminal justice system, the child welfare system, in the ER and schools,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, who chairs the board. “We cannot incarcerate ourselves out of this.”



“Colorado families are already struggling to put food on the table amidst the worst economic downturn since the Great Recession,” said Herod. “Suspending these punitive fees will give the most vulnerable Coloradans a better chance to stabilize and recover.”

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"This month, it’ll host a virtual show on April 5 (visit motustheater.org for more details) featuring multiple state legislators, including Representative Leslie Herod."

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